WICET document controllers (from left) Rebecca Green and Tabitha Royal handed over $570 to Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers Association Inc carer Rika Passier and vice president Katrina McCann.
WICET document controllers (from left) Rebecca Green and Tabitha Royal handed over $570 to Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers Association Inc carer Rika Passier and vice president Katrina McCann. Andrew Morgan GLAGDWC

WICET workers embrace their inner princess

THE princesses at WICET battled it out to be the fairest of them all, for the cause of cute and native animals.

WICET document controllers Rebecca Green and Tabitha Royal handed over $570 to Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers Association Inc vice president Katrina McCann and carer Rika Passier.

The donation has since been topped up to $1000.

To raise funds, site staff were invited to "get their sparkle on and embrace their inner princess" by temporarily accessorising their high-vis uniforms and having photos taken and displayed, in the hope of being voted the "fairest of them all".

The voting lines were opened for $1 per vote.

Funds were donated to the GDWCA because they had rescued plovers, snakes and black winged stilts from the worksite.

"It (a rescue) starts from a phone call … and it's all chaos from there," carer Ms Passier said.

"I'll make about five calls to get people sorted then we'll be escorted on to the site," she said.

"Many steps are involved for every animal, and it could be as simple as a crow. Everything gets the love and attention that it needs," she said.

The donation will assist with their carers fund, medical bills, rehabilitation sites and costs for transport, food and training.

The winner of the WICET challenge was His Royal Highness Dane Cartledge.



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